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Coldest air on Earth sends temperatures below -50°C in Siberia, down to -58°C (-72.4°F) at one locality)

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Severe frost in Siberia - Yakutsk
A lobe of air that broke off of the polar vortex, which is currently blanketing parts of Siberia, is sending temperatures plummeting across parts of Canada.

Canada is no stranger to temperatures below -30°C, but parts of eastern Russia have plummeted below -40°C since the middle of December, courtesy of the bone-chilling polar vortex lingering over Siberia. One of the more chilling temperatures, in Delyankir, just northeast of the coldest, permanently inhabited places on Earth recorded a -58°C on January 18th, 2021.

A lobe of frigid air that broke off of the polar vortex meandered its way down across North America and is sending temperatures tumbling across Canada. This raises the question, will the coldest air in the world soon make an appearance in Canada?


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Rare 'musical note' detected by magnetometers in atmosphere above Norway

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A musical note from our atmosphere. Around 05.30 UTC or 06.30 local time magnetic and ground current pulsations on my instruments. Approximately 2 hours long and with a period time of 2 minutes and 14 seconds. Continuous geomagnetic ULF pulsations in the range between Pc4 and Pc5. For the first time this year and sometimes only once a year.It's great to see that our atmosphere can make this happen. This phenomenon can also be seen on other magnetometers for example from Abisco and Kiruna,roughly in the same place of the auroral oval.
High above the Arctic Circle in Lofoten, Norway, citizen scientist Rob Stammes operates a space weather monitoring station. His sensors detect ground currents, auroras, radio bursts, and disturbances in Earth's magnetic field. Yesterday, he says, "I received a musical note from the magnetosphere."

"Around 05.30 UTC on Jan. 18th, our local magnetic field began to swing back and forth in a rhythmic pattern," he says. "Electrical currents in the ground did the same thing. It was a nearly pure sine wave--like a low frequency musical note. The episode lasted for more than 2 hours."

Stammes has received such notes before, but they are rare. "I see a pattern like this only about once a year," he says.

Comment: It would appear that there has been an uptick in rare and unusual phenomena in our skies: Also check out SOTT radio's:


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Kenya braces for return of devastating locust swarms

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Swarms of desert locusts have reappeared in East Africa to the dismay of farmers and villagers who witnessed them wreak havoc on their crops and pasture in previous years.

Locust swarms first soared in number in late 2019, as a result of unusual weather patterns amplified by climate change. They dispersed eastwards from Yemen leaving Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia hardest hit.

"In Kenya, several immature swarms are arriving every day and spreading west throughout northern and central areas," the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a statement.

"Swarms have now been seen in seven counties ... compared to four last week. A few swarms are starting to mature."


Comment: Plagues of locusts are being reported from all around the world these days. It is likely related to increasingly erratic seasons and extreme weather patterns, which is not a consequence of 'global warming' as parroted relentlessly by the MSM: Global cooling to replace warming trend that started 4,000 years ago - Chinese scientists. See also:


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Drone footage shows Swiss vineyards under snow

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The stunning scenery overlooks Lake Geneva in the Swiss city of Riex.

Between 15 and 20 centimeters fell in this area of the Vaud canton on Sunday (January 17).


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More snow as unsettled summer continues on South Island, New Zealand

Snow at The Remarkables ski area this morning.
© Rebecca Winterburn
Snow at The Remarkables ski area this morning.
The unsettled summer is continuing in the South Island today, with snow on the mountains and more wild weather on the way.

There's fresh snow on the tops around Queenstown today, after a dusting on some peaks in the Lakes area yesterday.

Weatherwatch says temperatures will be down in many places as a storm near Stewart Island slowly tracks eastwards, dredging up the cold change.

The forecaster said most of New Zealand would be below average today temperature-wise, and single-digit highs were likely through some parts of Otago and Southland,

Comment: 3 inches of summer snow hits South Island, New Zealand


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Snow blankets Maunakea and Mauna Loa summits in Hawaii

This webcam photo by W.M. Keck Observatory shows a dusting of snow in the observatory parking lot on Maunakea.

This webcam photo by W.M. Keck Observatory shows a dusting of snow in the observatory parking lot on Maunakea. Maunakea Access Road is closed to the public at the 9,200-foot level due to hazardous conditions.
The summits of Maunakea and Mauna Loa received a dusting of snow overnight, and the National Weather Service has posted a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

"An upper level disturbance will keep clouds and snow showers in the forecast for the Big Island summits of Maunakea and Mauna Loa through the day," forecasters said.

The Maunakea Access Road is closed to the public at the Visitor Information Station at the 9,200-foot level elevation due to fog, high humidity and freezing temperatures causing low visibility.

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Storm Christoph causes chaos as it brings widespread flooding to parts of UK

Yorkshire flood
© YouTube/The Telegraph (screen capture)
A major incident has been declared in South Yorkshire as Storm Christoph brings widespread flooding, gales and snow to parts of the UK.

People are being urged to prepare as an amber weather warning for rain was issued by the Met Office for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for central northern England, affecting an area around Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield, stretching down to Peterborough.

For the full story, click here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021...


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Siberia's Yakutia region has longest cold spell for 14 years

Yakutsk, located in Russia's eastern Siberia, is said to be the coldest large city on earth.

Yakutsk, located in Russia's eastern Siberia, is said to be the coldest large city on earth.
The Siberian region of Yakutia has experienced its longest cold spell in fourteen years.

Temperatures dipped below 40℃ over a month ago, an abnormally long period even for this northern region.

And there is no respite on the horizon.

The mercury is set to plunge to -50℃ and school children have been released from classes until it warms up again.

According to forecasts, the cold temperatures are expected to last until the end of January and may even drop as low as -60℃.


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Snow falls on Sahara Desert accompanied by plunging temperatures

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© Bav Media/Karim Bouchetata
Extraordinary photographs show snowy scenes in the Sahara Desert, with temperatures plummeting below zero.
Blankets of snow could be seen covering an area close to the desert town of Ain Sefra in Algeria, on Wednesday, January 13, as temperatures fell to -3°C. Surrounded by the Atlas Mountains, Ain Sefra is located an approximate 1,000 metres above sea level.

The unexpected scenes were captured by photographer Karim Bouchetata, whose striking photographs captured the snowfall settling on the famously dry sand dunes.

As per Desert USA, the Sahara is known to have one of the most severe climates on Earth, with very little rainfall, powerful winds and wide temperature ranges.

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Heavy snowfall and extreme cold sweeps across Europe

A man shovels his car free of snow after days of snowfall in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.   -
© Angelika Warmuth
A man shovels his car free of snow after days of snowfall in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. -
Freezing temperatures crack railroad tracks in Poland, snow blankets most of the Turkish city of Istanbul.
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During the weekend and on Monday, January 18, most of Turkey was at the mercy of a cyclone that formed in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

On January 19, the temperature in Istanbul at night dropped to -5 ..- 6ºC, in Ankara it was freezing to -13 ..- 15ºC. The temperature dropped below normal by 4-8 degrees. And in coming days, the cold in Turkey will continue.